The Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation (ACLF) has named Gabrielle Wang as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2022–23. Melbourne-based Wang is an award-winning author and illustrator... Read more
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) and Australian Society of Authors (ASA) have, in separate responses to the federal government’s proposed copyright amendment bill, highlighted their... Read more
The results of the 2019/2020 Stella Count have revealed gender parity has been achieved for the first time since the count began in 2012. Meanwhile, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation has announced Wiradjuri astrophysicist and science communicator Kirsten Banks as the foundation’s new ambassador, as well as a relocation to the Hachette offices in Sydney’s CBD.
Brisbane Writers Festival has announced its 2022 program, which runs 3–8 May and features over 80 events to celebrate the festival’s 60th year; the Centre for Stories’ journal Portside Review is one of four recipients of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program, receiving $60,000 to be spent over 2022–2023; and the Australian stand at the 2022 Bologna Book Fair is set to feature 15 local publishers.
George Haddad’s Losing Face (May, UQP) follows the lives of an intergenerational Lebanese-Australian family living in Western Sydney. Told primarily from the perspective of young protagonist Joey,... Read more
Sales Nonfiction Exisle Publishing has sold simplified Chinese rights to Grandparenting Grandchildren (Jane Williams & Tessa Grigg). Children’s/YA Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing has sold Korean... Read more
The Australian University Heads of English and the estate of Vivian Robert de Vaux Voss are pleased to call for nominations to the ninth annual Voss Literary Prize. The prize, for the best novel published in Australia in 2021, carries a cash prize and will be presented at the AUHE AGM in November 2022. A nomination form and details of entry can be found at vossliteraryprize.com. Entries must be received by COB, 25 March 2022.
An initiative from Currency Press to mark 50 years as a performing arts publisher, the festival is a public event to celebrate the contribution of our playwrights to the national conversation and will be held 18-20 March in Sydney. More information here.
Answers will be anonymous, accessible only to the University of Melbourne researchers. Participants will be asked a number of survey questions about gender, race, culture, sexuality, age, socioeconomic position, location, disabilities, job role and employer. The survey will take around 15–20 minutes to complete.
The survey, along with further information, is available here and open until April 8.
An open briefing session about the research will be held on Friday 11 March at 2.30pm (AEDT). Register here.
Results are expected in June 2022, and will be presented at the BookUp Conference, taking place on 9 June at the ICC Sydney.
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